nearbeer (3617) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Draft at Nama. Two finger head, not much aroma - maybe overpowered by restaurant food smells. Mostly opaque ebony with copper highlights. Not as much body as most stouts, not much sweetness in my tasting either. Mostly coffee on the beginning and end, but balanced out nicely.
canobeano (5) - USA - FEB 15, 2007 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didnít realize there are so many milk stouts out there. This is the only one Iíve tried, so perhaps discount my opinion, but this is one of the most delicious beers Iíve had. It drinks ridiculously smooth. It feels heavy (creamy) as you drink it, but doesnít ífill you upí as youíd think it would. Most stouts, Iíd rather drink with food. Not necessary with this one.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Left Handís stout pours a dark brown, murky body with an average, fizzy light-brown head. Fair lacing behind a fully diminishing body. Aroma is of toasted/roasted coffee malts and medicine. Initial taste is moderately sweet, giving way to a light bitter finish with an average duration. Light to medium on the mouth, it has a watery texture not wanted in a stout, with soft carbonation. Yummy aroma, very satisfying finish, but not true to the style.
Reviewed on October 27th, 2006.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle)poured into a pint. pours dark with light tan frothy head that is not too thick. has a malty, milky aroma. taste is slightly sweet on the front, light in the middle, and a milky finish. on the front palate it has a little tingle, some carbonation that hits the front of your tongue, and it is not too thick. has a slightly milky aftertaste. This is a good milk stout, in a side by side with duck rabbitís version this one holds up better. it is smoother and cleaner.
unclemattie (4133) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark black color, short lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee. Semisweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Slight tang in the finish. I donít care too much for this characteristic in Milk Stouts, even though it is standard. Overall a smooth easy drinking beer. Personally I donít enjoy the "sour milk" lactose-ness.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 Black with good, creamy brown head / Rich, roast milk chocolate nose / Medium body, zippy carbonation, with some chewy hopping and good, bitter finish / Rich, winey flavors of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, and roast coffee / A lighter style.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, bottled date says "12". What is that? 1912? December? The 12th day of a mystery month? Anyway, pours into my English pint glass almost black with a beige head. Big roasty nose, coffee and chocolate. Somewhat sweet flavor, Roasty coffee, semisweet chocolate, light lactic notes. Very smooth body, medium full. Sweet milk chocolate finish. Well done!
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk sugar. Heavy beer! Taste is bitter upfront with a sweet caramel-like finish. This could be your only meal of the day.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque and black with a thin light brown head. The aroma is dark and burnt - like burnt toast with rich espresso. The flavor is bitter and rich with a little sweetness. It isnít as sweet as some others in the style (like Mackeson). Very well balanced. Smooth rich, coffee flavor with a little hops, some yeast, and a little sweet malt. The finish is somewhat dry and bittersweet.
drpimento (2178) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really like this beer! True to style. Pours with a nice foamy thick head, which, while it doesnít last too long, does persist some. Ditto lace. Lactose just offsets the stout. Nice carbonation. Almost opaque. lingering bittersweet taste. Having this now on draft at Bodega Brew Pub, where itís also available in bottles.